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Runoff Elections

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Former Trump administration officials win GOP runoffs for U.S. House

They will seek to represent Georgia in Congress after prevailing in separate Republican primary election runoffs Tuesday.

Democratic leaders go bust in key local Georgia runoffs

In three runoff races on Tuesday, Democratic voters rebuffed candidates favored by the establishment.

Lorraine Cochran-Johnson appears to win DeKalb CEO runoff

ELECTION 2024

Check out the latest results from the runoffs

Voters cast their votes in the general primary and nonpartisan election last month, and on Tuesday voters decided close races in which no candidate won a majority vote.

Top Stories

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Red Roof Inn staff in Buckhead ignored sex trafficking, victim says

The trial at Atlanta's federal courthouse marks the first time allegations against Red Roof Inn at its Buckhead and Smyrna locations are heard by a jury.

Postal Service delivery woes are years in the making; Georgia lawmakers seek fix

Georgia has been ground zero for some of the worst U.S. Postal Service issues.

BRADLEY'S BUZZ

We saw Willie Mays as the greatest, and maybe he was

$248.3 million sought to fight deadly opioid epidemic in Georgia

In Georgia, 240 organizations have submitted 308 applications seeking a total of $248.3 million in grants from Georgia’s Opioid Crisis Abatement Trust.

Juneteenth

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LISTEN

Is Georgia living up to the Juneteenth promise of freedom?

A special panel discusses the holiday on ‘Politically Georgia.’

OPINION

RHONE: For Juneteenth, celebrate those who fought for freedom

Juneteenth honors not only June 19, 1865, but also the resilience of survivors, like the Maroons who fled slavery to live independently in the wilderness.

The beginner's guide to celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth holiday: What’s closed in Atlanta

Opinion & Voices

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GUEST COLUMN

Calling foul on College Park’s sale of a popular ballfield

Bill Evans Field, cherished by residents for over 50 years, was sold for $1.5 million amid public scrutiny and without clear explanation of benefits to the community.

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GUEST COLUMN

Atlanta school board chair: We’re focused on raising literacy at all levels

Despite the efforts of dedicated educators and the administration, reading proficiency among Atlanta Public Schools students remains a pressing concern.

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BILL TORPY

Under the streets and now above, Atlanta can’t get a break

The city faced a dual crisis with its failing water system followed by violent incidents challenging public safety.

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Crime and Public Safety

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Good boy! Flash the rescue dog joins ‘Beagle Brigade’ at Atlanta airport

The canine, now part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Beagle Brigade, has already helped seize a significant amount of prohibited food items.

Alabama man pleads guilty to threatening Fulton DA, sheriff over Trump case

Arthur Ray Hanson II called the Fulton County Government customer service line a week before Trump’s indictment.

Justin Ross Harris, accused in son’s hot car death, released from prison

He was transferred to the Cobb County jail after his murder conviction was overturned, but his convictions for exchanging explicit messages with a minor were upheld.

Man beaten to death in downtown Atlanta, police say

The victim’s name has not been released, but he was described as being 40 to 50 years old.

Students and Cellphones

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Marietta school board votes to ban cellphones in middle school classrooms

District leaders highlight cellphones, social media, and other technology as distractions during class, attributing them to causing bullying and added stress and anxiety.

A Georgia school district is restricting the use of cellphones by students

The Liberty County school officials say children will be less distracted and more focused on learning without their personal mobile devices.

OPINION

DOWNEY: Georgia schools should cut the cord on smartphones in class

The evidence that smartphones are a detriment to child well-being is growing, but not all parents are amenable to schools banning them.

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Metro Atlanta

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Black women find freedom, healing and joy in rough-and-tumble world of roller derby

Chakira Johnson wins seat on DeKalb commission

$248.3 million sought to fight deadly opioid epidemic in Georgia

In Georgia, 240 organizations have submitted 308 applications seeking a total of $248.3 million in grants from Georgia’s Opioid Crisis Abatement Trust.

Georgia

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Georgia PSC to allow arguments in railroad eminent domain case

State utility regulators will hear new oral arguments about a powerful railroad’s plan to force property owners in one of Georgia’s poorest counties to sell portions of their ...

Treasury secretary to visit Atlanta, launch plan to curb fentanyl trafficking

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will hold an event in Atlanta on June 21 to announce a partnership with law enforcement agencies focused on cutting off the money flowing in th

UPDATE: Hyundai to build top-selling EV model at Georgia factory

The Hyundai factory under construction near Savannah, Georgia will be the North American manufacturing home of the IONIQ 5, the South Korean automaker’s most popular electric ...

VP Harris Visit

VP Kamala Harris returns to Atlanta to talk gun control

Vice President Kamala Harris was in Atlanta on Tuesday for the second time in five days, this time to push efforts to curb gun violence.

Politically Georgia

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Treasury secretary to visit Atlanta, launch plan to curb fentanyl trafficking

Treasury Secretary Yellen will announce in Atlanta a partnership with law enforcement agencies on cutting off the money flowing in the U.S. connected to fentanyl trafficking.

Kemp meets with South Korean president during overseas trip

South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol asked the governor specifically to continue to back Korea’s electric vehicle and EV battery manufacturing businesses in the state.

Where did $630K in campaign money go? Georgia ethics panel won’t find out

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Postal Service delivery woes are years in the making; Georgia lawmakers seek fix

Georgia has been ground zero for some of the worst U.S. Postal Service issues.

Rules set for Biden and Trump presidential debate in Atlanta

When Joe Biden and Donald Trump debate at CNN in Atlanta, Microphones will be muted during the debate except for the candidate whose turn it is to speak, and the candidates ca

Jan. 6 investigation lingers as 2024 election nears

More than three and a half years have passed since the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S.

Trump in Court

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Alabama man pleads guilty to threatening Fulton DA, sheriff over Trump case

After exiting Trump election interference case, Nathan Wade has a lot to say

Nathan Wade, the former special prosecutor in the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump, has been in the local and national spotlight after ...

Fani Willis says she’s been ‘attacked and over-sexualized’

Bulldogs

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Former UGA football coach opens up about his addiction, plans for future

Former UGA assistant football coach Scott Cochran had kept his yearslong addiction to painkillers a secret before he was forced to resign from his $500,000-a-year coaching pos

Charlie Condon becomes first Georgia Bulldogs player to win Dick Howser Trophy

Georgia basketball will play host to Notre Dame in December

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Have Hawks hit NBA jackpot when drafting in lottery?

Al Horford was selected third overall in 2007. The franchise has also used some top-five picks to select players who eventually suit up for other teams.

Alabama’s Rickwood Field tribute to Negro Leagues becomes a poignant memorial for Willie Mays

A Thursday game was already planned at the historic baseball stadium in Birmingham at Rickwood Field, the oldest professional ballpark in the U.S.

Atlanta TV sports listings

A look at the TV listings for major sporting events for Atlanta today and this week.

Food & Dining

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Lewis Barbecue bringing Texas-style barbecue to Ansley Mall next summer

Pitmaster John Lewis is set to open his fourth restaurant — and his first in Georgia — next summer in Atlanta’s Piedmont Heights neighborhood.

Plantbaed Cafe brings plant-based menu with burgers, pizza and more to Vinings

Anne Onyeneho opened Plantbaed Cafe in Atlanta's Vinings area in 2024 after releasing a cookbook and meal prep service of the same name.

10 uses for an ice cube tray that don’t involve water

Your ice cube tray can hold so much more than water! Ice cube trays provide uniform portions of ingredients that make your day — and your cooking — run smoother.

RECIPE: Make The Po’Boy Shop’s Coleslaw

Mark Ferguson and David Schmidt, owners of the Po’Boy Shop in Decatur, were happy to share the recipe for their tangy, sweet coleslaw.

Lifestyle

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The LineUp: 5 Black culture events to attend June 19-June 26

5 happiest nursing jobs, determined by work-life report

From bringing new life into the world to providing life-saving interventions in critical care settings, finding the right nursing specialty is just a decision away.

Yeah! Atlanta’s Usher shares secrets to staying fit at 45

The singer begins his day with a zesty concoction of celery juice, lemon, ginger, water and cayenne pepper.

Arts & Culture

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Willie Mays homered in Atlanta as part of ‘greatest team ever assembled’

Among memories of Willie Mays, there's this: Ponce de Leon Park in Atlanta once hosted a Negro Leagues all-star barnstorming team with Willie Mays, Don Newcombe, Roy Campanell

Blacktop Improv celebrates 25 years of brotherhood and comedy

From corporate law to crime thrillers, Atlanta author likes to right wrongs

Atlanta crime novelist Wanda Morris' latest thriller uncovers dirty real estate dealings on the Georgia coast.

Entertainment

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Meet Georgia QVC star Kim Gravel at Chateau Elan June 22

Q from ‘Impractical Jokers’ promises no sense of maturity on current tour

Q of "Impractical Jokers" tells about his weaknesses saying inappropriate things to women that is often his downfall on the show.

LISTEN

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins gives insight into Nathan Wade interview

CNN's Kaitlan Collins talks to "Politically Georgia" about her interview with Nathan Wade, a former special prosecutor in the Georgia Trump case.

Travel

U.S. State Department reopens online passport renewal portal

3 Florida vacation spots and why you should visit them

When planning your next trip to the Sunshine State, don’t overlook these three vacation spots

It’s not Jurassic Park, but Colorado has many dinosaur destinations

Here are 10 places across Colorado where you can walk literally in the footsteps of long necks, see rare discoveries and even join an excavation

News Partners

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Liberty County School System bans cellphones during class

The Liberty County school officials say children will be less distracted and more focused on learning without their personal mobile devices.

Juneteenth event in Kennesaw celebrates unity

Kennesaw Police and the Citizens’ Advisory Board held it's fourth annual Juneteenth celebration at Swift-Cantrell Park, where hundreds of residents took part in a unity walk.

Coastal Georgia celebrates Juneteenth

Wednesday brings the Juneteenth holiday, but celebrations have already started from Woodbine to Sapelo to Savannah and Tybee and Port Wentworth.

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Investigations

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Kemp hires consultants to examine troubled state prison system

Ahead of a federal investigation of Georgia's state prisons, Gov. Kemp hires consultants to assess the agency amid record violence and murders.

What we know about the Georgia prison where a worker was shot to death by an inmate

Kitchen worker shot at Ga. prison had personal relationship with inmate who killed her

Former GDC employees point to potential security gaps that could allow someone to smuggle a gun into the prison.

Video

1 shot during fight at Waffle House, South Fulton police say

1 shot during fight at Waffle House, South Fulton police say

Billboard workers rescued after equipment malfunction left them stuck in the air

Billboard workers rescued after equipment malfunction left them stuck in the air

Sun, clouds and warm temps staying around for Wednesday afternoon

Sun, clouds and warm temps staying around for Wednesday afternoon

Photos

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Photos: Baseball legend Willie Mays dies

A look at the life of baseball legend Willie Mays, who died Tuesday at age 93.

Photos: Spencer Schwellenbach pitches well as Braves beat Tigers

Photos from the Braves vs. Detroit Tigers game at Truist Park on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The Braves won 2-1.

Photos: Mike Glenn's basketball camp for the deaf and hard of hearing

Photos from the Mike Glenn Basketball Camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on June 18, 2024.

Podcasts

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LISTEN

Is Georgia living up to the Juneteenth promise of freedom?

"Politically Georgia" and UATL team up for a special Juneteenth episode.

Braves Report podcast: Rookie pitcher delivers, impresses

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UATL’s Mike Jordan joins ‘Politically Georgia’ for special Juneteenth episode

"Politically Georgia" and UATL team up for a special episode discussing Juneteenth.